1 Corinthians 12
Read 1 Corinthians Chapter 12
“Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant:”
I Corinthians 12:1
Verses 8-10, name 9 different gifts that we call the gifts of the Holy Spirit. These gifts are supernatural in use and imparted by the Holy Spirit. That means a person just can’t select them. Verse 11 says, “But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.” Verse 31 and 1 Corinthians 14:1 says that we should desire these gifts. I pray that God will use His gifts in me! I have seen and personally experienced these gifts at times in my life. They can truly be extraordinary when in operation. Once I prayed with about 15 complete strangers (teenagers) in a city park. I led them all in a prayer to receive Jesus, then I prayed for them for a safe trip back to their homes. As I prayed I suddenly felt or sensed the word “orphan" in my heart, so I prayed for any that had lost a parent. When it ended I asked one of them why they were so receptive to listen to me. The young girl said, “maybe because we are orphans." WOW! It still excites me! That was a word of knowledge.
So folks, commit to learning about the gifts, desire and ask for them, and keep a close relationship with the Lord so you can “HEAR” when he speaks in your heart. Then just go and be a blessing. At the right time and place He will move!!!